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How to check if Apple is slowing your old iPhone

In a recent statement, Apple has officially confirmed that yes, it is technically slowing down some old iPhones. Before you freak out, realize that …

Mobile Technology

Why Losing Control Can Make You Happier

By Raj Raghunathan<p>Human beings have a deep-seated desire for certainty and control.<p>Several studies show this need serves at least two important purposes. First, it helps us believe that we can shape outcomes and events to our liking. That is, the more in control we feel, the more efficacious we …

Psychology

5 Mental Habits That Will Make You Much Smarter, According to an MIT Neuroscientist

IQ is largely fixed, but intelligence depends on context and approach.<p>Give a person an IQ test in elementary school and again when he or she is a senior citizen and science suggests the score will remain largely unchanged. Which means, like it or not, our sheer mental horsepower is largely …

Note-Taking

Meet the Flipboard Widget for iOS 10

Our latest update optimizes your daily iPhone and iPad routine for Apple’s iOS 10. One of the most exciting additions is the ability to customize widgets and your Lock Screen. The app refresh is available for iPhone 5, iPad 3, iPad mini 2, and iPod touch 6th generation or higher.<p>Now you can get the …

Spending Time Alone Is the Best Way to Get Rest, Suggests New Study

Do you get enough rest? Probably not. Even on a weekend, you are most likely surrounded by family and friends, who are great and well-meaning, but …

Research

You Can't Always Trust Your Own Thoughts, And This Terrifying Chart Shows Why

The human brain has been sculpted over the course of millions of years of evolution, so you’d think it’s been debugged pretty well.<p>But it’s still left with so many mental glitches.<p>Just take a look at this terrifying atlas of all the mental traps that plague our everyday thinking. (Click here for an …

Psychology

18 Smoothies to Transition You into Fall

Smoothies are a cool summertime staple that serve as a refreshing snack, or a healthy breakfast in a pinch. But that doesn’t mean you have to put your blender away once fall rolls around. Fall smoothie recipes are just as good as the summer versions, only with a switch of seasonal fruits and …

Breakfast

Atul Gawande: for the first time in human history, ineptitude is a bigger problem than ignorance

The New Yorker writer and surgeon joins The Ezra Klein Show to explain why our idea of failure is so wrong.<p>You can get a little dizzy just thinking about how much Atul Gawande gets done every year.<p>Gawande’s main job is as a cancer surgeon — he performs around 200 surgeries a year. He’s also …

Health Care

Cutting Calories? 8 Strategies to Combat Hunger | Men's Health

On this trip, in the spring of 2003, my friend Roland Denzel needed inspiration and solitude for the decision he was about to make.<p>He was 35, with two young children, and in mourning for his mother who’d just died of lung cancer. He’d gone to Montana to clean out her house, and it was in the quiet …

5 daily 20-minute habits that will make you a happier person

Despite the differences in what defines happiness for each person, there is consistency in actions you can take to increase your happiness.<p>In the guest post below from my friend and colleague Neil Pasricha, he shares 5 simple but powerful actions you can take to get started right now.<p>Neil is the …

Happiness

Why Your Idea Of Success Might Be Making You Miserable

We may be squeamish around talk of building “moral character.” But ethical behaviors might make us happier than productive ones.<p>People desire excellence. We want to be healthier, well-liked, and successful. So we soak up articles instructing us how to get promoted, be more productive, and become …

Self-improvement

How to re-wire your body to burn, not store, fat

Like so many other Americans, Mike Berland had been struggling with a big problem: weight gain and a seeming inability to lose it. An avid golfer, skier, runner and triathlete, Berland could no longer enjoy the activities he loved without feeling terrible or gaining weight. Eating restrictions …

Six Habits of The Best Conversationalists

Becoming a good conversationalist requires having a certain set of skills in your communication toolbox.<p>Some people have the gift of gab, and can talk to anyone about anything. And some people struggle to make small talk. What separates the two isn’t knowing what to talk about; it’s polishing up …

Communication Skills

5 simple etiquette habits that help the rich get ahead, according to a man who spent 5 years studying millionaires

Manners matter.<p>"You have to know how to act and how to do certain things when you're around people," writes Thomas C. Corley in his upcoming book "Change Your Habits, Change Your Life." "Self-made millionaires have mastered certain rules of etiquette that help them in social settings."<p>Corley would …

Self-improvement

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A treatment for Parkinson’s disease reveals a brain switch for sadness

Surgeons snaked the electrodes under the 65-year-old woman’s scalp. Thirty years of Parkinson’s disease had almost frozen her limbs. The wires, connected to a kind of pacemaker under the skin, were aimed at decreasing the woman’s rigidity and allowing for more fluid movement.<p>But five seconds after …

Neuroscience

A meditation teacher's 4 tips for calming down and refocusing in just 30 seconds.

Anxiety really sucks.<p>It was early 2015, and I was fresh off a seven-month silent meditation retreat in the Arizona desert. After months of meditating …

Mindfulness

California wines: In pursuit of balance

Two rising stars of California wine set out to show the sunshine state's Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines in a new light and have never looked back, …

Campuses get creative in battling soaring student stress | Toronto Star

Seneca College offers noise-blocking headphones — like the ones construction workers wear — to students with test anxiety while they write. It bought …

Mental Health

19 Make-Ahead Breakfasts You Can Make in a Muffin Pan

Some mornings, choosing between hitting snooze and eating breakfast is a real struggle. Decision-making is hard! But with a little planning, you can catch a few extra Zs *and* grab your homemade breakfast to go like the #girlboss you are. All you need is a muffin pan, and boom! You’ve got 12 days …

Breakfast

75 Apps That Will Save You Time as a Busy Professional | Inc.com

When you're constantly multitasking and putting in long days--and who isn't?--the right apps can be a lifesaver. Once you hit on the combination that works for you, your personal and professional lives run more effectively. Suddenly you're less stressed and more productive.<p>Here are some top apps …

Apps

5 Ways to Memorize Anything Faster

Imagine the power of being able to memorize anything faster.Think about how much time you’d have, how much you could shorten the learning curve, and …

The Brain

Project Management 101: The Complete Guide to Agile, Kanban, Scrum and Beyond

"Of all the difficulties facing NASA in its bid to send humans to the Moon in the Apollo program, management was perhaps the greatest challenge."- …

Project Management

23 Body Language Tricks That Make You Instantly Likeable

You send people signals all day, without paying attention to them. The way you move your eyes, the way you shake a hand and so on. There are things …

5 Easy Quesadilla Recipes You Can Make Tonight

In order to make a great quesadilla, you really only need a tortilla and an appropriate cheese. Whether you use Oaxaca cheese as recommended by chef …

Sweet Potatoes

How to Prioritize and Focus When You Have Many Interests

<b>“A man who limits his interests, limits his life.” ~Vincent Price</b><p>I can't stay still.<p>As a kid, I ran around, misbehaving, climbing everywhere—I was a …

Productivity